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Jackson County Deputy Dies Three Days After Shooting

A Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy has died following a shooting. Deputy Lena Marshall was in critical condition for three days after being shot Friday evening. Marshall and a second deputy responded to a 911 domestic disturbance call at a residence in Hoschton.

According to a release from the GBI, the homeowner wanted 43-year old Jessica Worsham, who did not live there, out of the home. When deputies arrived they met Worsham at the front door of the residence. She pulled out a gun and pointed it toward the deputies. Worsham ignored verbal commands to put the gun down and fired at the deputies, injuring one of them. The other deputy returned fire, hitting and killing Worsham.

Jackson County Sheriff Janis Mangum posted a statement to the officer’s Facebook page.

“As Sheriff, and on behalf of the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, it is with a heavy heart that I advise you all that we lost Deputy Lena Marshall around 3:50 pm today.   Once arrangements have been made, we will provide that information.  Please respect the privacy of Deputy Marshall's family at this difficult time.”

A fund has been established to assist the Marshall family, according to Mangum. Donations can be made to the Lena Nichole Marshall Fund at Northeast Georgia Bank, 1775 Old Pendergrass Road, Jefferson, Ga.

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